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The harps of war

By: Stephens, W. Ray

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, F. Harris Music Co: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 138A4341

ISBN: 0887971997

Condition: Good


0887971997 271 pages. Although based on fact, and the reminiscenses of the author, the characters in this book are fictional. "It all began in 1936 when I joined the famous band of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) in Winnipeg.... As the band drove into liberated Hilversum, we were overrun by tearful and cheerful Dutch because we had liberated them. Others would follow but we were the first. 'We are not soldiers,' we explained. 'But you have liberated us.' " Average wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. View more info

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George Howe: Toward a Modern American Architecture

By: Stern, Robert A. M.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: U.S.A., Yale University Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 322G3259

ISBN: 0300016425

Condition: Good


0300016425 273 pages. Index. Numerous repruductions of black and white photos. Footnotes. List of works. List of abbreviations. "Offers a perceptive discussion of both a key figure and a little-studied phase of American architecture." - from dust jacket. Book clean and unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. Somewhat above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade cover. A sound copy. View more info

Podborski!

By: Steve Podborski

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46409737

ISBN: 077107025X

Condition: Good


077107025X 237 pages. Author's own exciting and fast-paced story about the pressure-cooker world of ski-racing and how he beat the best in the world. Unmarked. Lightly yellowed. Moderate wear. View more info

Young John Muir: An Environmental Biography

By: Steven J. Holmes

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Madison, WI, U.S.A., University of Wisconsin Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86301484

ISBN: 0299161544

Condition: Very Good


0299161544 309 pages including index and references. Offers a dramatically new interpretation of Muir's formative years, one that reveals the agony as well as the elation of his earlist experiences of nature. "A landmark in the scholarship about John Muir and the developmental power of wilderness." - John C. Elder, editor of American Nature Writers. Clean and unmarked with very light wear. Excellent copy. View more info

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Stanfield

By: Stevens, Geoffrey

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, McClelland and Stewart: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46308223

ISBN: 0771083580

Condition: Very Good


0771083580 Neatly signed, without inscription, upon half-title page by Robert Stanfield. viii, 279 pages. Index. "Revealed for the first time the man and the politician, what he was and what made him that way. Based on extensive original research, including lengthy interviews with Stanfield, his friends, his allies, and his enemies, this is the only comprehensive portrait of this fascinating and paradoxical national figure once described as the most liberal, humane, and civilized mind on our political landscape. Stanfield was the rarest of breeds; an honourable politician." - dust... View more info

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A Bootle family: The diaries of John and Roy Stevenson (1921/22)

By: Stevenson, John

Price: $99.95

Publisher: UK, Geembejay Publications: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111A7788

ISBN: 190015174X

Condition: Very Good


190015174X 187 pages. Black and white illustrations. "In the unedited 1921/22 diaries of two teenage brothers, Roy and John Stevenson, there is an illustration of family life in Bootle on Merseyside after the First World War." - from back cover. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Quality copy. View more info

Shoes for the Road

By: Stewart, Alexander

Price: $39.95

Publisher: U.K., Pickering & Inglis: 1939

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 15104086

Condition: Fair


197 pages. Black and white frontis plate of subject. Prior owner's name and address label atop front free endpaper. Somewhat above-average wear and soiling externally. Binding intact. View more info

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National Home Monthly Magazine, August (Aug.) 1938 - Sir Herbert Barker / Wonders of Zululand

By: Stewart, Dr. H.; Healy, J.; Kempton, K.; Gribble, L.; McMorrow, T.; Farjeon, J.; Sholto-Douglas, N.; Robertson, F

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Winnipeg, National Home Monthly / Stovel: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201G4820

Condition: Good


44 pages. Features: Nice cover illustration of lady in swimwear by Corinne Malvern; Editorial mentions these three topics - the British Ministry of Air, Turmoil in Mexico, and Midsummer in Canada; Little Miss Hurricane (short story); Mr. Burgoyne's Octopus (short story); Wonders of Zululand - great photo-illustrated aritcle, including photo of chief Sidiya; Strictly Personal (short story); The Autobiography of Sir Herbert Barker (part III); Windmills for Sale (short story); Air Liner (short story); Tennis Stars Wanted - photo-illustrated article claims the tennis world will be boring until a ... View more info

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National Home Monthly Magazine, February (Feb.) 1946 - Colonel Juan D. Peron is Fuehrer of Argentina

By: Stewart, Dr. H.L.; Adolphe, Edward; Ferry, P.; Green, H. G.; Perkins, D.W.; Jenkins, Will F.; Roberts, A.; Carter, Dyson; Colbert, A.; Reed, E.C.; Galton, L.N.; Et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Winnipeg, Stovel / National Home Monthly: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201G4759

Condition: Good


52 pages. Features: Lovely cover illustration of fashionable lady in black hat by Hal Smith; Blue Top Brewing Co. ad inside front cover features neighbourly home design; Nice colour Maxwell House ad features smooching morning couple; One-page colour ad for Waterman's Taperite pens; The Problem of the Peace Treaties; The Black God (short story); Club for 'Fraid Cats - photo-illustrated article on New York's Society of Timid Sould; And Let the Credit Go (short story); Your Great-Great-Great-Grandmother and the Atom Bomb; Fuehrer of the Pampas - photo-illustrated article on Colonel Juan D. Peron... View more info

Image for National Home Monthly Magazine, December (Dec.) 1945 - Paris and Her Pet Dogs / Trader Jack Redshaw of Granville, Illinois

National Home Monthly Magazine, December (Dec.) 1945 - Paris and Her Pet Dogs / Trader Jack Redshaw of Granville, Illinois

By: Stewart, Dr. H.L.; Jackson, M.C.; Winslow, H.; Blodget, B.B.; Denison, Merrill; Carlisle, Norman; Chase, Frances Jr.; Adams, J.C.; Et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Winnipeg, Stovel / National Home Monthly: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201G4761

Condition: Good


68 pages. Features: Lovely cover illustration of shoeshine boy; Bright colour Parker pen ad inside front cover; Nice colourr Ritz cracker ad; Post-War Education - A Canadian Problem; Trans-Canada Telephone System one-page ad; Canada Dry colour ad; What the War Has Done to Canada; A White Candle (short story); All in the Family (short story); Swap King Jack Redshaw of Granville Illinois - photo-illustrated article; Christmas Gift (short story); Dog Days in Paris - great photo-illustrated article of Parisians and their dogs; Man of the Month, G.B. Gordon, President of Dominion Textile Company; ... View more info

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National Home Monthly Magazine, September (Sept.) 1940 - "Great Souled Gandhi" / Oil Will Win the War

By: Stewart, Dr. H.L.; Peterson, H.; Taber, G.; Fleming, B.; Willis, A.; Olsson, C.; Wray, D.; Brogden, S.; Bayne, E.

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Winnipeg, Stovel / National Home Monthly: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201G4804

Condition: Good


52 pages. Features: Lovely photo-illustrated RCA Victor radio ad inside front cover; News digest includes 'Petain and Hindenburg', 'The Franco-British Naval Clash', 'Our Glorious Air Force', and 'Third Term for President Roosevelt?"; Oil Will Win the War - prophetic article on WWII; "Great-Souled Mahatma Gandhi - wonderful photo-illustrated article asks if his vow of non-violence will settle our empire's hugest problem; The Wicker Chair (short story); Best of Breed (short story); An Evening in Town (short story); Miracle Man of Australian Never-Never - photo-illustrated article on Aus... View more info

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Children of the Pioneers

By: Stewart, Norman [Signed]

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Calgary, Foothill Printers Limited: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 326H3285

ISBN: B003OFYAX6

Condition: Good


B003OFYAX6 Signed and inscribed by author upon first blank leaf. 106, [4], 12, [1] pages. Multiple fold-out black and reproductions of archival black and white photos. A personal account of farming in the Penhold, Alberta area near Red Deer from 1884. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. [Strathern 3510] View more info

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Broken Music: A Memoir

By: Sting

Price: $299.95

Publisher: USA, Dial Press: 2003

Edition: First Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 465C8581

ISBN: 0385338651

Condition: Good


0385338651 337 pages. Sting's distinctive signature upon title page. "A book about the early part of my life, from childhood through adolescence, right up to the eve of my success with the Police. It is a story very few people know." - from dust jacket of hard cover edition. Unmarked with moderate external wear. Binding tight and square. A sound copy. View more info

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Unsafe for Aircrew

By: Stofer, Eric

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Canada, HERSS: 1995

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 814C5855

ISBN: 0969516304

Condition: Fair


0969516304 430 pages. Signed by author upon half-title page. "Recreates the conversations, the tensions, the humour, the worries that Stofer lived. He brings us into a pre-op briefing session; we join him on many of his 30 ops; and he recounts the dangers of life on leave in London for a lusty young man." - from back cover. Above-average wear and soiling. Binding intact. Slight lean to spine. A worthy reading copy. View more info

A Little Bit of Love - Ada and Ida Stoltzfus in India: Three Years of Relief Work

By: Stoltzfus, Ada; Stoltzfus, Ida; as Told to Marie E. Cutman

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Place Unstated, Publisher Unstated: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46206280

Condition: Very Good


199 pages. Signed by all three authors upon title page. An exciting account of two women who were in India the day it gained its independence from Great Britain. Over ten million people were displaced as the result of India being divided into two nations, New India and Pakistan. Ada and Ida saw the results of the fighitng and riots that followed and did what they could to follow the example of the Good Samaritan. They "anointed and bound up wounds and offered assistance." The "twins" as they are known, worked in refugee camps. They distributed tons of clothing and food. ... View more info

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The barbed wire waltz: The memoirs of the last waltz king : based on tapes, documents, and stories told by Robert and Einzi Stolz

By: Stolz, Robert

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, R. Stolz Pub. Co: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 461G1130

ISBN: 095920170X

Condition: Good


095920170X 324 pages. Index. Chronology. Black and white photos. Based on tapes, documents, and stories told by Robert and Einzi Stolz. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Binding intact. A sound copy. View more info

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Prisoner From Alamein

By: Stone, Brian

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, H.F. & G. Witherby: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 847G3634

Condition: Very Good


189 pages. Front endpaper map. Black and white photo portrait of author. "Author describes simply and vividly the desert campaigns in which he took part. The last retreat, from Gazala to El Alamein, culminated for him in his capture by the Germans in July, 1942 when his leg was shot off. These experiences must indeed be read to be believed. The prison-hospital in Italy; the life, if it may be called life, lived by him and his fellow prisoners is observed in great detail." - from dust jacket. Light wear to unmarked book. Binding tight. Average wear to complete dust jacket which ... View more info

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Red's Story

By: Storey, Red; Snyder, Brodie

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Macmillan Canada: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 521A4760

ISBN: 0771590903

Condition: Fine


0771590903 245 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "Red tells the stories of his life in his own inimitable style, and it's an engrossing, often hilarious account of the rough and tumble golden era of Canadian sport." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Appears unread. A great copy of what is sure to be an entertaining read. Red Storey was a great character. "Red has forgotten more about hockey than most guys know." - Don Cherry. View more info

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Crusoe of Lonesome Lake

By: Stowe, Leland

Price: $99.95

Publisher: USA, Random House: 1957

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 124C6625

Condition: Fair


234 pages. "Man against wilderness - the story of a 40-years struggle for survival in remote British Columbia" - from dust jacket. Above-average wear to price-clipped dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. Average wear to book. Boards soiled. Modest lean to spine. Contents clean and unmarked. View more info

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Gunner Jingo's Jubilee

By: Strange, Thomas Bland

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, The University of Alberta Press: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 106A0415

Condition: Fair


546 pages. Reprint of the 1893 first edition. "One of the best sources for the history of the North West Rebellion and especially the Alberta Field Force." - from back cover. Above-average wear. Usual library markings. Front free endpaper removed. Covers protected by clear plastic laminate. Worthy reading copy. View more info